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but wee things: Mary, said he, the children must go to your church sometimes, and to mine sometimes; you may teach them the Bible; but when they are old enough, they must judge for themselves. And so it was; we were obliged every Sunday to go to one church or the other, but we determined for ourselves. I most always went with mother, because she was so good and gentle, and I loved her so much. We grew up a cheerful, happy family. My father was a gardener, three-quarters of a mile from Londonderry; he had a good little farm, and sold his fruit and vegetables in Derry, and had made a great deal of money; and we had a good house, and were so comfortable. We all went to school, and kept on so until I, the eldest child, was grown. In the neighbourhood was a man that my father hated. Oh, how he hated that man! But I loved that man's daughter ; with my whole heart I loved that girl. Here his voice became excited, his eyes were suffused with tears, and his emaciated, pock-marked fa
yterians which had settled in the Province of Ulster in the reign of James I. They had borne the brunt of the siege of Londonderry; they had been the right hand of King William in the battle of Boyne Water; and, being oppressed by their Catholic neihe province, naming their new settlements after their Irish homes, so that to-day, going through their towns of Derry, Londonderry, Chester, Antrim, and Hillsboro, one would almost think that he was travelling in the north of Ireland. These men in y vigorous physical organization; so much so that there was added to them great length of days. The first planters in Londonderry lived to an average of eighty years; some lived to ninety, and others to one hundred. Among the last was William Scovam, and had received some reward which enabled him and his wife to come to America. He joined the colony about Londonderry, New Hampshire, and took up a farm at Northfield, on the Pemigewassett, or main branch of the Merrimack River. Here he had se
hn Hawkins, in 1653. They are often mentioned as late as 1692. Their first culture in Ireland is referred to Sir Walter Raleigh, who had large estates there. A very valuable kind of potato was first carried from America by that patriot of every clime, Mr. Howard, who cultivated it at Cardington, near Bedford, 1765. Its culture then had become general. Its first introduction to this neighborhood is said to have been by those emigrants, called the Scotch Irish, who first entered Londonderry, New Hampshire, April 11, 1719. As they passed through Andover, Mass., they left some potatoes as seed to be planted that spring. They were planted according to the directions; and their balls, when ripened, were supposed to be the edible fruit. The balls, therefore, were carefully cooked and eaten, but the conclusion was that the Andover people did not like potatoes! An early snow-storm covered the potato-field, and kept the tubers safely till the plough of the next spring hove them into sig
ing fact, saddened only by one circumstance, which is, that we have lost our first records. We must therefore rely on our early records which are not written with ink. From Pine Hill, south-westerly, to Purchase Street, there are scattered remains of houses, now almost lost in the forest, which prove that there were living in this region many families. The cellars are, in some places, so near together as to show quite a social neighborhood. When some of the Scotch Irish, who settled Londonderry, N. H., in 1719, became dissatisfied with that place, they came into this quarter; and many of them settled in Medford. They built some of the houses, whose cellars yet remain among us, and introduced the foot spinning-wheel and the culture of potatoes. They were as scrupulous about bounds and limits in these wilds as they had been in Scotland; hence the remarkable stone walls which still stand to testify to their industry. They were Scotch Presbyterians in religion; and the Rev. Mr. Moreh
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Londonderry, Marquis of (search)
Londonderry, Marquis of See Shelburne.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Stark, John 1728-1832 (search)
Stark, John 1728-1832 Military officer; born in Londonderry, N. H., Aug. 28, 1728; removed, with his father, to Derryfield (now Manchester) when he was about eight years old. In 1752, while on a hunting excursion, he was made a prisoner by the St. Francis Indians, and was ransomed in a few weeks for $103. He became popular with the Indians, and was adopted into their tribe. In 1755 he was made lieutenant of Rogers's Rangers, and performed good service during the French and Indian War. A member of the committee of safety at the commencement of the John Stark. Revolution, he was alive to the importance of every political event. On the news of the fight at Lexington, he hastened to Cambridge and was immediately chosen colonel of the New Hampshire troops. He was efficient in the battle on Bunker (Breed's) Hill. Near the close of 1776, after doing effective service in the Northern Department, he joined Washington on the Delaware. He commanded the vanguard in the battle at Trento
mbling, Jan. 3, 1787, finds votes cast on separation 994, 645 being yeas; motion to present the petition to the legislature lost, but was presented the year following.] General Court sets off from Lincoln county the new counties of Hancock, from Penobscot Bay to the head of Gouldsborough River, and Washington, east of Hancock......June 25, 1789 Bangor incorporated......Feb. 25, 1791 Last meeting of the Salem Presbytery, marking the decline of the Presbyterian Church founded at Londonderry, N. H., in 1719, is held at Gray......Sept. 14, 1791 Charter granted by the General Court for Bowdoin College in Brunswick......June 24, 1794 Augusta (the ancient Cushnoc) incorporated under the name of Harrington, Feb. 20, 1790; changed to Augusta......June 9, 1796 At Providence, the commission appointed to determine and settle, according to the Jay treaty, what river was the St. Croix, made a report that the mouth of the river is in Passamaquoddy Bay, in lat. 45° 5′ 5″ N., and long
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Hampshire, (search)
sguise firing upon the Indians, who suppose the place well garrisoned......April, 1706 Indian hostilities cease on the arrival of news of the treaty of Utrecht, and a treaty ratified with them......July 11, 1713 George Vaughan made lieutenant-governor and Samuel Shute commander-in chief of the province......Oct. 13, 1716 Vaughan superseded by John Wentworth, by commission signed by Joseph Addison, English Secretary of State......Dec. 7, 1717 Sixteen Scottish families settle at Londonderry, and the first Presbyterian church in New England is organized by Rev. James McGregorie......1719 Capt. John Lovewell makes his first excursion against the Indians in New Hampshire......December, 1724 A grant of land made by New Hampshire to the survivors of the Lovewell defeat at Fryeburg, Me., overlaps a similar grant by Massachusetts in Bow county, which leads to a boundary litigation between New Hampshire and Massachusetts, which lasts forty years. Grants made......May 18-20, 17
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wrecks. (search)
guns, wrecked off Halifax; 300 lives lost......Nov. 16, 1797 Transport Aeneas wrecked off Newfoundland; 340 lives lost......Oct. 23, 1805 Transport Harpooner wrecked near Newfoundland; 200 lives lost......Nov. 10, 1816 Magazine of steam-frigate Fulton explodes at Brooklyn navy-yard; vessel entirely destroyed; twenty-six lives lost......June 4, 1829 Brig Billow lost in storm on Ragged Island, N. S.; all on board, 137 in number, perish......April 9, 1831 Lady Sherbrooke, from Londonderry to Quebec; lost near Cape Ray; 273 persons perish; thirty-two only saved......Aug. 19, 1831 Ship Lady of the Lake, on passage to Quebec, wrecked on an iceberg; 215 lives lost......May 11, 1833 Steamboat Royal Tar, of St. John's, N. B., destroyed by fire in Penobscot Bay; thirty-two lives lost......Oct. 25, 1836 Ship Bristol, on passage from Liverpool to New York, wrecked near Rockaway, L. I.; seventy lives lost......Nov. 20, 1836 Ship Mexico, from Liverpool, wrecked on Hemps
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 1: the Scotch-Irish of New Hampshire. (search)
ration to New England settlement of Londonderry, New Hampshire the Scotch-Irish introduce the cultws. The colony took root and flourished in Londonderry. In 1689, the year of the immortal siege, t; as early as the year 1748, the linens of Londonderry had so high a reputation in the colonies, ts from being fraudulently sold for those of Londonderry manufacture. A town meeting was held in thattack of Indians. These Scotch-Irish of Londonderry were a very peculiar people. They were Scer the Revolution that a chaise was seen in Londonderry, and even then it excited great wonder, andIt was Pat. Larkin, a Scotch-Irishman, near Londonderry, who, when he was accused of being a Catholrelated as a fact, that the first pastor of Londonderry, being informed one evening that an individup his prisoners, who were escorted back to Londonderry in triumph. There were remarkably few tories in Londonderry. The town was united almost as one man on the side of Independence, and sent, it[14 more...]
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